Brittney Griner has been found guilty and sentenced to nine years in prison on drug smuggling charges in Russia.
Griner was convicted in a Moscow courtroom on Thursday, nearly six months after she was arrested for possession of cannabis oil vape canisters in her luggage.
Griner's attorneys claimed that she had brought the vapes by accident and had no criminal intent. Griner told the courtroom "I never meant to break any laws here".
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President Joe Biden has slammed the ruling
calling the sentence "unacceptable" -- and vowing to do everything in his power to get Griner home soon.